Published February 16, 2024

11 Things To Do On Family Day Without Leaving The House

Celebrate Family Without Breaking The Bank
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Family Day is just around the corner and besides getting a much-needed day off by spending time with the family, it is also the perfect opportunity to reduce stress and improve your mood. Luckily, there are more than a few ways to accomplish all of these goals at once!

Family Day is a nice break in the middle of winter. Depending on your situation, you may choose to spend some time with your family, or it may be a perfect opportunity to take a breath, reduce stress, and improve your mood.

Luckily, there are more than a few ways to accomplish all these goals. And you can do them all from the comfort of your home if you're looking for a low-key and inexpensive way to celebrate!

1. Random Acts Of Virtual Kindness

Take a few minutes today to show some support and love to your favourite local businesses! Many people don't realize the power of Google and online reviews, especially for small businesses.

Family Day is the perfect day to show your love to some of your favourite local shops, restaurants and more by leaving some awesome google reviews! 

2. Family Paint Night

YouTube is chock-full of awesome tutorials and step-by-step guides to create your very own masterpiece. Setting the family up for an afternoon of creative fun will always be a Family Day winner.

You could even go with an absolute classic and follow along with Bob Ross because all 31 seasons (403 episodes) are available for free on YouTube!

3. Learn A New Hobby Together

Family Day is the perfect opportunity to start learning a new hobby and it can be even more fun and fulfilling if you do it with someone else.

Try a new craft with the family, learn a new language with your friend, or maximize your Instagram potential with some online photography tutorials.

4. Play Games Over Zoom

If your friends and family are far away, there are tons of games that you can play over zoom or the internet.

A game of trivia is super easy thanks to this Random Trivia Generator or you can play Pictionary with this Pictionary Generator. There are also over 1500 board games available on Tabletopia.

5. Baking Contest

One way to add a little extra fun to cooking is to turn it into a light-hearted competition. Find a relatively simple recipe or design and have everyone in the house ) attempt to recreate it.

Afterward, everyone votes on who did the best job and that person gets to eat all the leftovers. (Just kidding ... the winner will get bragging rights though!)

6. Play Some Board Games

If you and your family are overly competitive, busting out Monopoly, Uno or Risk may not be the best way to bond. Especially if it’s the tables getting flipped instead of the cards or dice.

Good thing there are lots of cooperative board games that will pit the family against a common problem instead of one another. For example, Pandemic and Castle Panic.

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7. Play Among Us

You might have heard a new word enter your family’s vocabulary recently: “sus”. Short for “suspect”, this comes from a game that has taken the world by storm called Among Us.

If someone in your house can’t get enough of the game, joining them for a few matches might just make their day. The good news is that not only is it a lot of fun but it’s also a relatively simple game to learn with easy controls and gameplay. It’s also free to play on your phone!

8. Family Spa Day

Lately, we all need to take a load off and what could be better than turning Family Day into a Zen-filled day of relaxation.

Dim the light, throw on your favourite moody music, and be sure to dress comfortably! Face masks, nail painting, and massages are all on the table!

9. Create A Scavenger Hunt

Whether you want to do it inside or outside, there are a ton of different ways to create a scavenger hunt at home that are easy and fun. The easiest way is to look up a ready-made list of clues online that point kids in the direction of everyday objects like clocks, desks, and chairs.

Another way is to make your own list of objects to find. You can even turn it into a photo scavenger hunt by having everyone take pictures of the objects as proof that they found them!

10. Have A Movie Marathon

If you’re like us, you probably still have a long list of films in your backlog. If (somehow) you’re all caught up, you could always pick some of your favourites to re-watch while you enjoy your favourite snacks and curl up on the couch for a movie marathon.

You can always cheat slightly and stream a series too!

11. Karaoke Night

Take your talents from the shower to the living room and let out your inner superstar with a night of karaoke. Whether you're a good singer or not (it's so much more fun if you aren't), a karaoke night is always a blast.

If you don't have a karaoke machine, don't fret! Stingray Karaoke YouTube channel has hundreds of hours of all the best karaoke classics available for free.

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